Thursday, May 6, 2010

Think Pink

How can a person think about pink and not think about Mother's Day. As a matter of fact, it's this Sunday, May 9th. I have so many reasons to be glad I'm a mom. Even though there has been much turmoil in their lives, my children have shown their true inner beauty time and time again. I am also graced with three wonderful grandchildren, 2 girls and a boy, each with their own special talents and ways of showing love. My only regret this Mother's Day is that my sister is not here with me, expecting the birth of her first grandchild. I hope that my niece will let me stand in for her from time to time.

Pretty In Pink

I gazed in wonder at her nose,
At all ten fingers
And ten little toes.
Skin as pink as a new dawn sky,
I gazed into my baby's eyes.

In her first pink blanket
As soft as a cloud,
I wrapped her carefully.
And held her out
For her Dad to hold.
A newborn life
More precious than gold.

But strangely enough
As my daughter grew older
Her view of pink
Grew colder and colder.
She hated Barbie
And all her pink stuff.
She rather run and fish,
Play ball and be tough.

Don't get me wrong
She's a girl through and through
She wore dresses of other hues.
But to pink she would say,
"No thank you."
That's not who I am,
I am my own self.
You can just put that pink thing
Back on the shelf.

Now she's a mom
And her daughter does not
Follow Mom's footsteps.
She likes pink a lot.
She's a little beauty,
So pretty in pink.
Even her mom must agree,
But only in small doses,
If you please.


  1. How sweet. A beautiful tribute to Mother's Day.

    Thanks my dear and Happy Mother's Day


  2. Must be a every other generational thing! -J

  3. sweet poem...
    being a little tom boy isnt bad though...
    but so cute about her daughter.
    happy tt!

  4. cute pink poem,
    I enjoyed the passinate and naughty part...

  5. It's Mother's Day here too on Sunday so have a good one. My mother is no longer around so I will spend it with my sister and I'll spare a thought for you without yours. Still, her absence is all for a 'good cause'. Have a wonderful day. My daughter isn't a mum yet but . .pink . . no she isn't. Well perhaps inside.

  6. Lovely. It makes me think of my daughter-in-law and her daughter, mu grandchild. When she was pregnant, my daughter-in-law told everyone, "Yes, it's a girl, but no pink! I'm not going to raise a 'girly girl'." My granddaughter is 5 years old now, and you guessed it. She's the pinkest 'girly girl' you could imagine.

    My post for Pink, close to my heart, is up here.

  7. Great little poem. I think pink is like some family traits ~ love of it often skips a generation before rearing its head once again.

  8. Happy Mother's Day, Friend!
    Nice to hear from you.

  9. Grand work, luv! Princess Cheese's favourite colour is pink ( and the brighter the better, wot? )



    Meme participation awards,
    Happy Sunday.
    Happy Mother's Day to Moms in your life, Cheers!

  11. What is it about pink and sweet little girls?

    Mine is 8 now and likes blue and purple -- no pink for her now, she says she's "a little old for it now." LOL

  12. lovely portrait!


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